“The UT’s characterisation of the appeal was related to some trenchant observations which it made about what it perceived to be the Secretary of State’s practice of appealing routinely in any case where the FTT allowed an appeal against a deportation order, without any real attempt to identify an error of law as opposed to simply disputing the tribunal’s factual assessment. We are not in a position to comment either way about those observations, beyond saying that we hope that that is not the Secretary of State’s practice now, if it ever was”, so said Lord Justice Underhill in the Court of Appeal recently in Secretary of State for the Home Department v JG (Jamaica)  EWCA Civ 982 (12 June 2019).Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2019
Home Office application fees and NHS Surcharge: How the UK Government siphons immigrants dry
Home Office fee levels are excessively high, unfair and unreasonable. The Home Office charging fee system is structured and in-built so as to squeeze as much money as possible from immigrant applicants.
Risk of psychological damage to deportee’s British child meets the “very compelling circumstances, over and above” high threshold test
Secretary of State for the Home Department v JG (Jamaica)  EWCA Civ 982 (12 June 2019), is one of those few deportation appeal cases in the Court of Appeal, where a deportee convicted of a serious offence successfully resisted deportation; not merely because he had a British child residing in the UK, but because of the impact his deportation would have upon the child.